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Dec 6, 2013 4:00pm PST
that mandela will be given a full state funeral on sunday, december 15. the white house has confirmed president obama and the first lady will travel to south africa next week to take part in memorial services. we will have full coverage and area begin in johannesburg -- johannesburg. >> they come from all walks of life and all communities to pay respects outside the home of nelson mandela. the sense of bereavement is palpable. to some, almost private and personal. together,so a coming a nation united in mourning but also in celebration of the life of the man they call madiba. >> people are celebrating the life of nelson mandela. i think he would want us to celebrate his life. >> we kept holding onto that and i hope with the spirit going [inaudible] prepares forfrica a state funeral of unprecedented proportions, what kind of nation mr. mandela leaves behind. is possible to overcome hatred and anger in order to build a new nation and a new society. lson mandela went to prison and a great young man. committed to letting his enemies by violence if necessary. byfighting as enemies violence
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am PST
. . white house getting ready to roll out a new obama care campaign. brianna keilar is at the white house this morning. >> reporter: with some improvements to affordable health care website under his belt, is he making a pitch again. is it too soon? a live report is coming up. 1ñp farmer: hello, i'm an idaho potato farmer. and our giant idaho potato truck is still missing. so my dog and i we're going to go find it. it's out there somewhere spreading the good word about idaho potatoes and raising money for meals on wheels. but we'd really like our truck back, so if you see it, let us know, would you? thanks. what? i use my citi thankyou card to get 2x the points at the coffee shop.at the office, which will help me get to a beach in miami and they'll be stuck at the cube farm. the citi thankyou preferred card. now earn 2x the points dining out, with no annual fee. go to citi.com/thankyoucards millions have raised their hand for the proven relief of the purple pill. and that relief could be in your hand. for many, nexium helps relieve heartburn symptoms from acid reflux disease. find out ho
ABC
Dec 5, 2013 4:00pm PST
. the white house says president obama will attend. they broke out in song outside of his home. the crowd gathered quickly after hearing news of the death. the crowd has been chanting and dancing some wearing the flag to celebrate what he did for the country. >> a new statue with fists raised in triumph is lit up in washington, d.c. every living american president is expected to attend mandela's funeral. >> new york's famed apollo theater is honoring the south african leader. a music hall changed it's marquis to read in memory of nelson mandela. join us for abc7 news at 6:00 beginning at 6:30. >> breaking news there is a state wide amber alert for a 14-year-old girl abducted in washington. the chp says she was taken by a 19-year-old acquaintance. they're believed to be heading to california we have their pictures for you. that is coming up tonight at 5:00 >>. the cold snap continues to roll through the bay area. we saw this morning a freeze set or tied records in several locations thchl is the live look from mount tam. >> people in scots valley woke up to a frozen landscape. lawns a
FOX News
Dec 8, 2013 11:00pm PST
of a towering statesman. then, the white house launches a new obama care offensive. >> you got good ideas, bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. >> and i don't know why any american would trust this government after all the broken promises they've already seen. in obama care. >> we'll discuss the latest on o bam care and a new gop plan to boost our inner cities with rand paul. it's a fox news sunday exclusive. plus, with the website working better and enrollment on the rise, we'll ask one of the law's architects where obama care goes from here. and it's been ten years since i took over the anchor chair here. it's been quite a ride. we'll look back at some of our favorite moments from the last ten years. all right now on fox news sunday. and hello again from fox news in washington. this is a national day of prayer and reflection in south africa. as that nation continues to mourn the man many consider its father. south africans gathereded at makeshift shrines who died thursday at the age of 95. gregg is live outside mandela's home in johannes
CBS
Dec 3, 2013 12:00pm EST
been helped by health care reform. president obama is expected to charge -- serp certain. the white house -- [indiscernible] the white house says the repaired website is now better able to accommodate high volume traffic. >>> the case of two terror suspects who claim they were tortured in a secret c.i.a. prison in poland has reached europe's human rights court. >> i declare open the public hearing. >> reporter: judges on the european court of human rights are exeg claims poland -- examining claims poland allowed the c.i.a. to operate a covert jail on its soil. it's the first time an open court has heard allegations warsaw let the u.s. arrest and interrogate terror suspects as part of the c.i.a.'s program extraordinary rendition. the case involves a saudi national accused in the deadly al qaeda attack on the u.s.s. cole in 2000 and a palestinian man who has never been charged with a crime. the men claim they were tortured in a forest in northern poland in 2002 and subjected to mock executions and water boarding. the u.s. is now holding both terror suspects in guantanamo bay, cuba. la
CW
Dec 6, 2013 10:00pm PST
nasdaq, s & p 500 also up. >> it is officially the christmas season at the white house. >> three, two, one. >> president obama and the first family huddled in the rain to light the national christmas tree. the ceremony was hosted by actress, jane lynch and featured performances by mariah carey, and others. >>> all right, wow, ahead, the warriors deep in the heart of texas. fate or fortune? and the new york yankees, they may have a big name, but tonight they made it rain on a one-time giant. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, carlos beltran is going bac to re-up with the >>> all right, got a minute of friday night sports. carlos beltran, going back to new york. playing outfield for the yankees, he has 45 million reasons to do it. tonight the former giant agreed to a three-year deal. beltran comes, robinson cano goes. the mariners, ten years, 240 million to be the face of their franchise. jeremy lin sat this one out and tear the war yores apart in houston. rockets blew the warriors out of the building. double digit lead. off the block. no answers for james harden with the easiest slam. 105-83. rockets be
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
. >> you know, this photograph, we are told ended up on the desk both of president obama in the white house and of nelson mandela in his office back in south africa. we all know that this past summer when nelson mandela fell ill for the last time, president obama had a trip scheduled to that part of the world. he they did not meet but he did go inside his cell in robben island. here's what he wrote. on behalf of our family, we're deeply humbled to stand where men of such courage faced down injustice and refused to yield. mandela represented and i think michael sheir among others pointed out in the "new york times" today the kind of hope that would become the theme of the president's first campaign. what has been his influence on barack obama and his leadership? >> well, actually, that photo you just took of obama in june of 2013, that was the second time he was in that cell. i was with him the first time in august of 2006 when he was on as a united states senator from illinois when he was on a swing through africa. and he didn't do the kind of high profile signing that you have there,
CBS
Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
and the elderly. at a white house youth summit, president obama encouraged the young people there to spread the word. >> for your friends and your family, the most important source of information is not going to be me. it's going to be you. >> and on capitol hill, republicans held hearings on the health care law and they explored whether young people will sign up. especially through a website that has been so plagued with problems. >>> well, wusa9 is in the midst of a virtual joy campaign for the holidays. our debra alfarone is in the web center with a look at how you can help us make a big difference for a lot of folks, debra? >> and you don't even need get up from the couch right now if you have an ipad or a laptop you can do this with me. go to wusa9.com/givejoy. today we are focg usinon one of the five organizations, want to click on give and gift and go down a little bit and show you this is bailey's crossroads community shelter. the toys will go teiids -- there go to kids who are homeless. they don't have a tree, no return address on the letter to santa. you can give money of c
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2013 9:00pm EST
of fe white house. president obama like we haven't seen him before at his vulnerable points, how he helped me go on the path to marriage and how he was there for the country and have times like after the newtown tragedy in addition to daily devotional. did you need his permission? >> i asked him if he thought it would be a good thing to inspire other people in the same way that these devotionals have inspired him and he said absolutely so i started putting them together a little less than a year ago. >> what has been the response? >> phenomenal. no matter if they are republicans or democrats they say we need to start our day disconnected from politics and the busyness of any given day and really focus on the purpose in life and that is what this is all about. >> why did you leave the white house? >> i wanted to put this book together and share it with people and i had other writing i wanted to do and spend some more time on my personal life. i got married a couple months ago. i was excited about that, too. >> here is the book. the president's devotional. and the fact the president o
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 11:00pm EST
secretary jack lew on implementation of the dodd-frank regulations. and president obama at the white house hanukkah reception. later, the democratic steering expiring hearing on unemployment benefits. span, washington journal looks at the mission and role of the national institutes of health. starting live at 7:30 eastern with director francis collins on the medical research priorities. future projects and the impact of sequestration. at 8:00, allergy and infectious diseases director anthony fauci followed by derek green director of the national human genome research institute gave at 9:00, harold varmus. at nine: 30 come i look at the national institute of mental health with director thomas in cell -- thomas insel. all with your comments live on c-span. >> the alliance for health reform will host a discussion on how medicare costs will be patient by new hospital bus vacations. you can see the discussion friday starting at 12:15 eastern on c-span two. and on c-span 3, formal utah governor and presidential candidate jon huntsman and former indiana governor and senator evan by will tal
CBS
Dec 6, 2013 12:00pm PST
applauded mandela for promoting human dignity and forging a new south africa. and at the white house, president obama spoke about the man who inspired his first steps into politics. >> like so many around the globe, i cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that nelson mandela set. >> reporter: the president said he will continue to live by mandela's example. he will join other world leaders in south africa on the state funeral sunday december 15. south africa has entered into 10 days of mourning. his body will be laid to rest at his ancestral home. live in washington, i'm tara mergener, back to you. >> and tara, we understand the funeral preparations are a huge undertaking. what can you tell us? >> reporter: in fact, these funeral preparations, michelle, have been compared to a world cup inauguration, a coronation, all together at the same time. so a very big deal. now, coming up, we have a national day of prayer and reflection. that comes up first on sunday. there's going to be memorial in johannesburg on tuesday. then mandela's body will lay in state before the
Bloomberg
Dec 6, 2013 12:00pm EST
. >> in the u.s., the white house flag is at half staff today. president obama made a statement from the white house last night. classes journey from to a president embodied the promise that human beings and countries can change for the better. his commitment to transfer power and reconcile with those who jailed him is an example all humanity should aspire to, whether in the lives of nations or our own personal lives. the fact that he did it all with and thed good humor ability to it knowledge his own imperfections, only makes the man that much more remarkable. said, "i am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying. " >> that gets to the heart of his humility. he did so much good but he struggled with his own short humming. bono and morgan freeman knew all about that. >> he does not feel like a big success we all hold him up as. he thinks of himself, personally, deep inside, as a failure. because of his family life. he could not do both. >> south africa became his family. >> yes. so, his obligations to his son, it weighs on him today. >> he had an operat
NBC
Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
prevail. >> reporter: the white house announced president obama will go to south africa joining world leaders and south africans for the funeral of nelson mandela. >> there's a major memorial at the national cathedral for this foreign leader held in high esteem for many americans. i'm steve handelsman news 4. >>> we are getting word reverend >>> brand-new reaction coming in from one of the most well known figures in capetown on the day of mandela's release from prison. pat lawson muse has it. >> jesse jackson just wrapped up a press conference. back in 1990 he was speaking at a church service outside capetown shortly before mandela was released. tonight, jackson is praising mandela's non-violence stance in fighting racism. >> and he is delighted in some sense. he said to me trs ago that he was captured. he would have rather been captured 27 years than have on his hands people from a hospital and school. he could not reconcile with his son shens. that was the soul of the man. >> a delegation from his rain bow push coalition. we just learned that in new york city tonight, the lights on
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 11:00am PST
got. in the meantime the white house launching a new effort to rebrand obama care. the shift focusing from his broken promise. >> read my lips. no new taxes. >> if you liked your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor period. it's a punchline. this is definitely barack obama's read my lip s moment. >> let me get emily in here to defend whether or not you think it is that serious of a moment. whether we still remember that. >> look, i think today is a rebrand. today is a hit restart button on it. since the health care law started to go into effect. the website was not good but it is not the law. there are other pieces that have gone into effect like being able to get new coverage. young people being able to stay on their parent's coverage. >> yeah, but today republicans agreed on. those are not the things that we are hearing about that are problems with the law itself. but now the president is going to come forward during the month of december. 15 minutes from now we will see what that is about. have a great day. >> thank you. >> the white house seems to be running out of excused
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 11:30am PST
. >>> president obama is having a hard time explaining a meeting with controversial relative. for some time the white house has said the president never met with a kenyan uncle who was in the united states illegally. but now it has a new version of what happened. here's cnn's brian todd. >> reporter: fredericka, which is at an uncle of the president who has gone through some legal problems with immigration and other things. and it's about an impression the white house has given that it's keeping this uncle at arm's length. but white house aides now say they weren't doing that. he's a 69-year-old man who works at a liquor store near boston and is now kuth up in the president's political migraine. the man's name called omar, the president's uncle. the boston globe previously cited the white house as saying the president and his uncle had never met. but the white house press secretary now says this -- >> the president said that he, in fact, had met omar obama when he moved to cambridge for law school and he stayed with him for a brief period of time until his -- the president's apartment
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 10:00pm PST
has lost its greatest son. >> shortly after the news of nelson mandela's death reached the white house president obama said this. >> i am one of the countless millions to drew inspiration from nelson mandela's life. my very first political action, first thing i ever did that involved an issue or a policy or politics was a protest against apartheid. i would study his words and his writings. the day he was released from prison gave me a sense of what human beings can do when they're guided by their hopes and not by their fears. we will not likely see the likes of nelson mandela again. so it falls to us as best we can to follow the example that he set, to make decision guided not by hate but by love, to never discounsels the difference that one person can make to strife for a future that is worthy of his sacrifice. for now, let us pause and give thanks for the fact that nelson mandela lived, a man who took history in his hands. and bent the arc of the moral universe towards justice. >> joining us now, dorian warn and msnbc's joy reid and a columnist and contributor. i don't want you
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 4:00am EST
. >> reporter: president obama, attending a hanukkah reception last night at the white house, remembered mandela as a champion of human rights. >> a moral giant who embodied the dignity and the courage and hope. and sought to bring about justice, not only in south africa, but i think inspire millions around the world. >> reporter: those millions, moved by mandela's long walk to freedom. imprisoned for 27 years. he became a global symbol of the fight against apartheid. from his tiny cell, mandela rallied millions against racism and injustice. in 1990, the south african government, under heavy pressure at home and around the world, released mandela, and began dismantling apartheid. >> never again shall we be. the spirit, the oppression. >> reporter: south africa will hold a memorial service in a 90,000-seat stadium. president obama plans to attend. >> president obama said he was inspired by nelson mandela. what impact did he have on the president's life? >> reporter: huge impact. he met nelson mandela only once in 2005, when the president was a u.s. senator. but he studied nelson mandela's
CBS
Dec 2, 2013 6:00pm EST
. >>> but up next, cybermonday sees a surge in visitors to the obama care website after this weekend's decloration by the white house. >>> the white house is reporting a dramatic improvement in the performance of the healthcare website. but, people are still experiencing delays. the obama administration says there were 375,000 visitors to healthcare.gov just by noon today. that's about half the number of its users that the technology team working on the site declared it can handle each day. >> we executed hundreds of software fixes and hardware upgrades and the site is now stable and operating at its intended capacity with greatly improved performance. >> the department of health and human services says the system failures have fallen from 6% in october to less than 1% and response times for the web pages are down from 8 seconds to less than 1. the technology team warns too much traffic could still overwelm the system. >> well, hawaii is staying aloha to gay marriage. six couples tied the knot just after midnight. hawaii is now the 16th state to allow same-sex marriage. the hawaiian ma
FOX News
Dec 4, 2013 12:00am PST
christie could follow barack obama into the white house. roll tape, tape rollers. >> he is a perfect physical specimen in many people's eyes. does it matter and he likes cheese burgers and beer and it appears to be a straight talker. >> she is not creeped out by that at all. was he this stupid in england or was he dropped on the plane? >> you know he is a friend of mine. you know the reason i wrote my last book is because piers introduced me to my co author. we stitched him up through the book. he didn't sue us. i owe him for not doing that. >> so you will let that influence your opinion? >> yes. >> that is not good. that's not an objective person. you can say something bad. >> shall i give you my 2016 election line? ready for this? so chris christie's medical records are going to be like mitt romney's tax returns in 2012. >> trumped up and fake? >> that's my line and you take with it what you want. >> you think they will say he is not healthy enough? >> in a way maybe they will be like obama's college transcripts. >> there you go. >> or his -- birth certificate. thank you, ladies an
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2013 11:00am PST
president obama and raul castro, white house again insisting this was not something that was preplanned and if look at how it went down there, it seems as if that is the case. but florida republican senator, marco rubio, a vocal critic of the castro regime and administration as well, has already said, if the president was going to shake his hand, he should have asked him about those basic freedoms that mandela was associated with that are denied in cuba. john mccain saying, it gives raul some propaganda to continue to prop up his dikt torial brutal regime. that's all. and michael beschloss, given the circumstances, president obama bounded up the stairs and ran into raul castro. could he have not shaken his hand? how significant would it have been if the president of the united states just turned his head? >> i think the chances of that would have been about zero, craig. look at it. you're at the funeral -- number one this was a funeral. number two it was the funeral of nelson mandela, who among so many other things we've been talking about the last two days with a in favor of reconcilia
ABC
Dec 5, 2013 4:00am EST
harmless incident at the white house we showed you earlier. >> it took place amid the splendor of the obamas' decorations. and a scene that one youngster had no idea she was involved in. >> we get details from mary bruce. >> reporter: someone may be too excited for the holidays. sunny, the newest member of the obama family, joined the first lady and children for holiday cheer. bounding with excitement. she got a little too rambunctious for this toddler. with a hand from mrs. obama and a kiss from sunny, the tiny toppled tot was just fine. the first lady welcomed military families to the white house to unveil this year's decorations and to thank them for their sacrifices. >> no matter what challenges you all face, during the holidays or any other time during the year, you all just dig a little deeper. >> reporter: the white house is fully decorated for the holidays and ready to welcome the 70,000 visitors expected this season. the numbers are impressive. it took 83 volunteers from all 50 states to deck these halls. there are 24 christmas trees, 450 books, a 300-pound gingerbread white
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 8:00pm PST
white house is selling that president obama wants what is best for the folks. and i believe that's true in theory, in theory. he does want what's best for the folks. the problem is his vision is running up against reality. the economy is being held back by his tax policies and by obama care mandates on business. there is no question about that that's not what's best. the medical industry in america will suffer from obamacare. it will be harder for working folks to see a doctor and healthcare costs will actually rise because of co-pays and deductible, that's not what's best. barack obama will not believe me and others who see harm to the nation going forward. and that's where we are. and that's the memo. now, for the top story tonight, reaction, joining us from washington, fox news political analyst charles krauthammer. i think it's just theoretical, you know, it's this theoretical world that president obama seems to live in and i'm becoming more and more concerned about that and you say? >> it's also a rhetorical world, theory and rhetoric. it's like king knute being urged by his w
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 2:00pm PST
was a revenge killing. white house reversal. officials come clean about president obama an his illegal immigrant uncle after denying they ever met. now a different story is emerging. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> just over 24 hours since the world first learned of nelson mandela's death in in south africa, emotions have been pouring out around the clock. this was the scene tonight, and it continues, even though it's now past 1:00 a.m. it's a similar scene in the township of so wetto where mandela lived until he was locked away for almost three decades. cnn's errol burnett is there for us. what is the mood right now? >> reporter: well, wolf, just take a look behind me and listen. the mood here continuing to be a jovial one as it has been all day, as south african comes to the former home of nelson mandela, where he lived during apartheid. and they're now singing songs of thanks and appreciation. this has been happening all day, this day one of south africa ace ten days of mourning for the passing of the late president. so wetto where i am now, will play a
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 11:00pm PST
for mine. it's not racist. this is black and white, the picture. and the obama's america looks like the writing in rocky horror picture show, so i enjoyed that. >> i'm glad you found some pleasure in this. it's not even a good point. >> stephen. >> sir. >> a bunch of people have apologized for things lately, no names necessary here. does that need stop. too much apologizing, i think. >> i think if you look at this situation it's weird because there's other satire type thgs happening across the country that problem mention obama's america and nobody said anything about that. that's a little crazy. what was weird to me is the athletes in the cartoon were birds that i thought were injured by the wind energy. for me, i thought was the controversy. >> wow. you were deeply offended. >> totally. >> you on a hunger strike? >> no. >> andy, you were saying that this apology wasn't enough. what do you think should happen? >> i think the editor should be fired. i think the paper should be shut down. i want t offices burned to the ground. lk about the name of the paper. it's the perfect example
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm PST
don't support barack obama and the white house but uses the "n" word. >> the neighbor put a sign in his yard that uses the "n" word and claims it was directed at them. >> in an e-mail sent to an unknown number of officials, marlin davenport sent this photo, along with the phrase, now you know why no birth certificate. >> the rnc clarified its tweet saying previous tweet should have said today we remember rosa parks' bold stand and her role in fighting to end racism. joining me now in our rapid response panel, political analyst dr. mike he eric dyson, the grio contributor, zerlina maxwell. great to have you with us tonight. dr. dyson, you first. you are a respected person in the black community all across this country, revered by many. and people look to you for leadership on a number of different issues. i would like to know, do you know what the republican minority outreach program is? >> brother ed, i can't fathom that. they gave themselves an autopsy to suggest they ought to have an outreach, and yet undercut themselves at every turn. and this kind of inadvertent mistake here only un
ABC
Dec 5, 2013 2:35am EST
, bright eyed and bushy tail them newest member of the obama family showing too much puppy love in the white house. >>> and next half hour, don't forget about the morning glass of orange juice. how about taking a shower with it? it is the latest health trend. the vitamin c shower. you are watching "world news now." ♪ >> classic. love that song. >> even in the bark fashion. >> yep. >> what do you get when you mix jingle bell holiday spirit with a bouncing new puppy. >> at the white house it wasn't canine carolling but it head added to the festivities. and of course anything involving a puppy makes it our favorite story of the day. here's maib mary bruce. >> reporter: someone maybe a little too excited for the holidays. sonny, the newest member of the obama family joined the first lady and children for holiday cheer. bounding with excitement, her first christmas at the white house. she got too rambunctious for this toddler. with a hand from mrs. obama and a kiss from sonny, the tiny tot was just fine. the first lady welcomed military families to the white house to unveil this year's de
FOX News
Dec 2, 2013 10:00pm PST
the current white house staff and must reboot his second term team following the disastrous obama care rollout. first term insiders are arguing that the white house's weakness was defined by a lack of preparedness, messaging blunders and failure to keep the president informed. president obama's former press secretary robert gibbs said this. >> this has been a totally unnecessary embarrassment. it's been an embarrassment for activist government in many ways. it will be inexplicable if somebody involved in the creation of the website doesn't get fired or a group of people don't get fired. it will be inexplicable if we get to spring and somebody at hhs or cms or both haven't been fired. there aren't good excuses for not firing people. the private sector velocity should include the velocity of moving somebody's framed pictures out of their office and into a new job. >> joining me with reaction, patrick j. buchanan and dennis kucinich. hope you had a good thanksgiving. >> hi, sean. >> listening to robert gibbs, not a big fan of his. but nobody's been fired up to this point and it's ine
Bloomberg
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
loss. >> at the white house tonight, president obama said the world is not likely to see the likes of nelson mandela again. the moste lost one of influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> former president george w. bush released a statement saying president mandela was one of the great forces for freedom and equality in our time. he bore his burden with dignity and grace and our world is better off because of his example. this good man will be missed but his contributions will live on forever. many people taking to twitter to express condolences. russell simmons saying he's one of the greatest teacher the world has ever known. former president bill clinton simply tweeting, i will never friend, madiba. wife andvived by his three daughters. ken is back with us in writing the cover story on how far south africa had come in apartheid from a piece in 2010. thanks for coming back. president mandela was a big opponent of educational opportunity. it expanded during his tim
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
jobs for half as much. >> all of this in our video library later. we are taking live to the white house next. president obama on the death of former south african residents nelson mandela. >> nelson mandela closed a statement from the dock saying, "i have fought against white domination and i have fought against black domination. i have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. it is an ideal i hope to live for and to achieve. but if need be, it is an ideal for which i am prepared to die." nelson mandela lived for that ideal and he made it real. he achieved more than could be expected of any man. and today, he has gone home. we have lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. .e no longer belongs to us he belongs to the ages. dignity andfierce unbending will to sacrifice his own freedom for the freedom of others, he transformed south africa and moved all of us. his journey from imprisonment to a president embod
Comedy Central
Dec 3, 2013 9:30am PST
voting ended even though it looked like the obama administration was going to take a stand and caramel was going to get executed the white house tweeted, in fact, no, no, no, they're both going to live. >> stephen: that's right! our coward in chief wasn't satisfied pulling out of iraq and pulling out of afghanistan. now he's pulling out of turkey. (laughter) mr. president, what kind of message does this send the kids? what do parents say when their child looks up with those big wet eyes and ask: "mommy, why do things have to not die?" this is the weakening of our democracy! elections have consequences, sir! next you're going to tell me that the losing miss america contestants get to live! (laughter) well, nation, i for one am not going to stand for it. that's why i'm sitting. also why i've started a petition at colbertnation.com calling on president obama to live up to the duties of his office and execute caramel the turkey. (laughter). (cheers and applause) okay? so head to colbertnation.com and sign my petition. by the white house's own rules, if we get 100,000 responses in 3
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 3:00am PST
are as well. >> that was president obama pitching obama care at the white house youth summit yesterday. here with us now from policy mike ceo and found er. policy mike is inviting young people to share ideas for what their generation and white house can do to make the affordable care ac. what does president obama have to say to young americans tonight to make them change their minds and it's worth signing up for health insurance? >> i think the key point is they haven't made up their mind yet because they are not educated enough on what the law means for them, how it will impact them in the short term and long term. the most important thing president obama can do is start a conversation, start a discussion which is really what he's set out to do and so this open mike conversation the white house will be responding to the most voted on submissions from young people all across the country. so i think president obama is very committed to starting a conversation that will hopefully get our generation educated on the details which are critical about this law. >> you know, jake, be
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am PST
united states white house flags were lowered on the order of president obama. up on capitol hill house speaker john boehner issued a similar request. in johannesburg crowds have been gathering since mandela's death was announced. arwa damon is on the scene for us. there's been a flurry of emotions from mourners, some in tears, others celebrating the life of their beloved former leader through song and dance. tell us what you are seeing and hearing. ♪ >> reporter: well wolf, this is still a country that is very much processing what has taken place, and if you just take a look, this has been the atmosphere here in johannesburg outside of nelson mandela's home where he did spend his final months and weeks and moments, when he was under intensive care, passing away in the house just down the street here, and this has become something of a makeshift gathering point for all involved, there's been a lot of singing, dancing, chanting, a lot of celebrating at this stage, a man to whom this nation everyone we've spoken to will tell you owes just about everything. we've spoke on it a number of
FOX News
Dec 8, 2013 3:00am PST
people coming together to achieve something. the obama white house wants to lecture you on how they're morally superior, shut up and obey. one has a realistic understanding of human nature and the other thinks he's jesus. >> more on that coming up. first, this. it's not too early to talk 2016. there's already chatter about who's going to make the next run for the white house. >> it's something that i'll certainly consider. >> i'm a very able politician i'll tell you whether i'm able to persuade my wife. >> our next guest has those few names no one is talking about yet. >> remember this, it had so many of you outraged yesterday. spaghetti owe's tweeting out this picture on pearl harbor day. stay tuned. farmer: hello, i'm an idaho potato farmer. and our giant idaho potato truck is still missing. so my dog and i we're going to go find it. it's out there somewhere spreading the good word about idaho potatoes and raising money for meals on wheels. but we'd really like our truck back, so if you see it, let us know, would you? thanks. what? when you do what io, iyou think about risk..
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 12:00pm EST
volumes of student loans on behalf of lenders. and also this from the white house. the obama administration is launching a healthcare strategy this month aimed at avoiding enrollment snafus come january and also trying to refocus public attention on the broad benefits of the law. president obama will focus on the benefits of a white house event to date by americans for the white house they have benefited from the overhaul the president will try to remind americans that the health care law is preventing insurance discrimination against those with pre-existing conditions and allowing young people to stay on their parents coverage until age 26. we will cover the events at the white house line starting 2:30 eastern on c-span three. >>> as you walk in there are tables out front with lots of pamphlets not prior to entering the gun show into the pamphlets or how the government is trying to take away the right of guns and governments doing this and obama doing that and obamacare is terrible. so, those were the kind i wanted to talk to because they had the ideas. so i said to them, yo
SFGTV2
Dec 3, 2013 1:00am PST
summer, barack obama wouldn't be in the whies how white house. 40 years from now our children are going to see a better criminal defense public defense system because of you. so our lawyers are changing the world. public defenders are changing the world everyday and you don't realize it because you are caught up in this wrath of injustice. part of it is supporting the public defenders to advocate with stories to try to get the resources that we need and to ultimately build a movement where the voices are too loud. you can't ignore the voices saying. remember what gideon said, this is a civil rights issue and we need to shame the country into stepping up to the plate. >> if anyone wants to learn more about gideon's promise i have borrow brochure. the website is gideon's promise.org. >> can you tell us about your personal story ? >> my personal story came in 1991. i was convicted of second degree murder of shooting into an occupied car and attempted murder. it all erupted from the area i was from. i was from the projects in san francisco off the -- i forgot the highway, but i was a
ABC
Dec 3, 2013 4:00am PST
the crew. >>> today president obama will renew a push to tout obama care. with the website improving, the white house is reminding people why the law was passed in the first place. "the washington post" reports that one-third of people who signed up for health care plans on the federal insurance website may have errors on their application due to computer system glitches. the white house is denying that number. >>> we'll soon hear for the first time the seven emergency calls made to newtown police on the day of the sandy hook massacre. prosecutors had tried to keep the 911 tapes secret. but they were overruled in court. the judge said the recordings being released tomorrow will help the public gauge whether the police responded appropriately. >>> new, overnight, this picture taken during a rescue operation in santa ana, california. this woman became wedged in a tiny space about five feet from the ground. firefighters pulled her out with minor injuries. >>> crews in washington state hope to resume their search this morning for a mill worker missing after the collapse of a grain silo.
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 11:00am EST
. his wife and supporters plan to go to the white house this afternoon, hoping to pressure president obama and gain gross's freedom. libby will you remind us about alan grossman, what he was doing in cuba when he was detained? >> reporter: sure, stephanie, when he was 60 years old from the d.c. suburbs, he was working in cuba for the u.s. agency for international development, in in work that was designed to help the jewish community in cuba get better access to the internet. they arrested him on his departure back to the d.c. area and convicted him of subversive communication in a project. and since that time his family has been fighting to get him out. >> we are also hearing that allan gross has made a personal plea to the president. >> that's right. he has written a letter and says he felt abandoned by his country. his wife had to sell their home, his career is essentially ruined. he spent 20 years doing develop work overseas, and he says that has all been destroyed now, and he feels, and the family feels that the obama administration could be doing more. he is a really a victim of
NBC
Dec 6, 2013 4:00pm EST
white house is confirming this afternoon that president obama will travel next week to south africa to join in the memorials to nelson mandela. there's been an outpouring for the man that led one nation and inspired others. steve handelsman is on capitol hill with that part of the coverage. steve? >> reporter: thank you. the grieving here in washington echoes south africa. the memory of nelson mandela is burning brightly. south africans are beginning ten days of good-byes. americans feel the loss. >> ohio and here at this time is just overwhelming. >> reporter: at the south african embassy in washington, hundreds are coming to pay their respects. >> i'm not sure obama would be president without mandela. >> he's changed not only south africa, but the world. everybody united today. >> reporter: apartheid was his mission. he brought white jailers to his presidential inauguration in >> reporter: the white house announced president obama will go to south africa joining world leaders and south africans for the funeral of nelson mandela. there will be a major memorial remembrance service h
CNBC
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am EST
politicians, particularly the obama white house to give you a better number heading to the election. i haven't seen anything to suggest -- >> eamon, what are you hearing about the political side of this? >> yeah, i think it would be very difficult to have a political conspiracy -- the number of interviewers to affect the number if they're just interviewing 20 to 40 houses a month would be ha lot of people involved in that. >> you like big government. >> that's a huge -- and there were all these people on twitter saying, oh my god -- but there's nothing here to suggest. >> the only point jack was making it's not this gold-plated number that comes in and you -- >> joe, it's a survey. it's a survey. >> i know it's a survey. >> if it's a survey, any kind of survey will have a margin for error. >> a municipal employee if -- if you didn't have to do something important, think if all you had to do -- >> that is in there. >> have you ever seen how many guys -- >> go interview -- and it's like the guy from the -- >> i figure out 70,000 like four guys might actually go out and interview -- >>
NBC
Dec 5, 2013 4:00pm EST
obama back at the white house right now after a brand-new interview at a local university. >> chris matthews, host of "hardball" is here to talk about his exclusive interview. >> you played hardball with the president down from our station. we imagine you talked about health care. >> i did. i got the question people are really asking. the poll numbers are down everywhere. it's a sense the government isn't being tightly controlled. people aren't getting follow through. getting it executed was a problem. i asked what the management system is. i asked him about, you know, this dysfunction in washington, it's the number one concern right now. politicians can't do their job and compromise. we are under strict -- in terms of his words. he was wonderful, when i heard the speech, it seemed parallel to what pope francis is saying with economic justice, especially the poor people. he was really, i'm sure he never said this before. he started talking about what it meant to him and what he's in politics for and why. later on, he gave a portrait of politics that didn't sound appetizing. he thoug
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 5:00pm PST
together? >> actually they did, we're told by a white house official that the obamas and secretary clinton were in the conference room there at air force one, hanging out and actually exchanging stories about their encounters with nelson mandela. it would have been a fascinating conversation, because between the three contingents there, having these experiences with mandela that spanned three administrations. you know hour it is on a long flight, even if you don't like the person you're traveling with, i think you need a little down time. the obamas retired to their cabin, and secretary clinton retired to the senior staff cabin. >> and president clinton, former president carter, they're coming separately on different flights. so many world leaders. it is going to be very interesting, not only from a security standpoint, but just logistically, you have world leaders who do not communicate with the united states. >> yes, you do, and i think that is extraordinary. and by the way, these guys are making a 17-hour flight. it shows you how much they want to be here. the president of brazi
ABC
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
was a bit of a public- relations problem for the bush white house. the election of barack obama, the kind of change towards a multiracial society that he saw in south africa as well. it was not just south africa that nelson mandela was revolutionary. it was his moral stature around the world and the way that he used it that made a difference. was tremendous respect from leaders around the world for nelson mandela. next year. are coming ines from presidents of this country. george w. bush, "we join the people of south africa and around the world and celebrity the life of nelson mandela. he was one of the great forces for freedom and equality of our time. he left the world with dignity and grace and our world is better off because of his example," that from president george w. bush a short time ago. jonathan karl, certainly president obama made aware of the news, the loss this afternoon. have we heard anything yet from the president? >> the white house is well aware of this, something we have been tracking a long time. no official statement yet. was a towering influence on president ob
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 3:00pm PST
extreme weather center. >> and new anger over obama care. as the white house admits that many of the people who had signed up for the health insurance through the online exchanges may not actually have coverage. >> and the day that lives in infamy. japan's surprise attack on pearl harbor 72 years ago today. we'll discuss its infact our war on terror as we remember the fallen. >>> but first, an emotional homecoming for a u.s. military veteran held captive in north koresince late october. 85-year-old merrill newman arriving at san francisco airport earlier today. by the way, that was after turning down a ride on air force 2 with vice president biden. speaking to reporters about being back on american soil. >> it's been a great, great homecoming. tired but ready to stay with my family now and thank you all for the support we got and very much appreciate it. >> we are following the story in los angeles. i have to say, he looks pretty good considering what he's gone through. >> absolutely. this is a 32-day ordeal. that's quite a lot for an 85-year-old guy to go through. he wouldn't sa
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 10:00am EST
. whites what worries the house more than others. host: the latest polling numbers on obama's trustworthiness. down to 46%. bill is waiting from massachusetts this morning on the line for republicans. good morning, you are on with scott wilson. i am a c-span junkie. i have two issues i want to talk about, legacy. legacy he talks about before and after he leaves office. to rule obamaing and hillary. they were trying to protect folks through consistent lies using various people as spokespeople and also the perception that they did not need, that they were so successful, we did not have to increase any security. . also,ond issue guest: bill pointed out correctly that this was a country in libya that the united states and benghazi in particular, that the united states put its military resources into to help and free from gaddafi. whereh its turnaround, the american ambassador and three others were killed, has to be seen as a problem. that is something that she will have to explain repeatedly if you decide to take a run for office. host: oscar right in on twitter. can we talk about
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 8:00am PST
. that leads us to our big question for all of you today. will the white house pr push to sell obama care defeat any gop efforts to try to sabotage the aca law? weigh in on facebook and twitter. >>> just a reminder for everybody, chris matthews will exclusively interview president obama this week as part of his "hardball" college tour coming from american university. that interview will air this thursday at 7:00 p.m. eastern right here on msnbc. you do not want to miss it. >>> immigration activists keep up their washington fast, but will their efforts translate into real reform on capitol hill? we'll take a look at that. >>> also ahead, have you heard detroit bracing for a bankruptcy ruling today. right now the judge is reading his decision in a courtroom on whether the city can go ahead with a chapter 9 feeling. what sdmeejt for the people and the ripple effects it could have across the country. like right here i can just... you know, check my policy here, add a car, ah speak to customer service, check on a claim...you know, all with the ah, tap of my geico app. oh, that's so cool.
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 11:30am EST
watched and obama tweeted: 200 years in the white house." and jodie ray, from the university of south florida, and igor, coauthor of "prescriptions for real healthcare reform." jodie ray, you're helping to guy navigate the insurance. how is it going down there now? >> we've been busy. we've been very busy. we have over 90 navigators on the ground, and we've got a lot of folks scheduling appointments and walking in to get assistance to apply . our navigators have been using all forms of applications to ensure that every consumer that comes in get assisted, but we're seeing more and more of those being done villa the web. in fact, for november, 71% of the applications submitted under our project were done by the web. >> jodie, does the problems with the website end up making the navigators more important? in florida you have a large population for whom english is a second and a lot of times third language. and you have a lot of seniors who may not understand what the law means for them? >> well, i think that's true regardless of the condition of the website. we're finding that our navig
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